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State of the AmLaw 200 blogosphere, March 2008

In August of 2007, LexBlog presented our first report on which AmLaw 200 firms where blogging. 39 AmLaw 200 firms blogging, producing a total of 74 blogs. We’ve seen significant growth in the last 6 months (as of 3/10/08):

Growth highlights:

  • Over 25% of AmLaw 200 law firms have blogs.
  • 10% of AmLaw 200 law firms have more than one blog.
  • 36% growth in last 6 months in the number of AmLaw 200 law firms publishing blogs.
  • 49% growth in last 6 months in total number of blogs being published by AmLaw 200 law firms (some firms have more than one blog).

And in the numbers:

  • 53 of the 2007 AmLaw 200 firms were blogging
  • Those 53 firms were responsible for a total of 110 blogs
  • 82 of the 110 blogs to be firm branded; the remaining 28 blogs were not branded. “Firm branded” blogs are those where the firm’s name and/or logo are prominently displayed, indicating that the blog is more a product of the firm than of the individual author writing it.
  • 16 blogging firms are LexBlog clients; those 16 firms are behind 42 of the 110 blogs AmLaw blogs.
  • Of the non-LexBlog client blogging firms, there were a range of other platforms used: 24 were using Blogger; 8 were using Typepad; 2 were using Movable Type; 3 were using Justia; 2 were using WordPress; and 29 had their blogs published and hosted through other services or on personal domains.

See a list of all the blogging AmLaw200 firms, with links to their individual blogs, after the jump.

Note: a icon next to a blog’s name means that blog is produced by a LexBlog client; the icon means that the blog is “new” to the list since our last post.

Law firms with blogs or lawyers blogging (Click link to go to list of blogs by that firm):


Originally started by Tom Goldstein – now a partner with Akin Gump – SCOTUSblog is the leading resource on the web for breaking news on the U.S. Supreme Court.


The second of two Akin Gump blogs, ClimateIntel provides updates on issues impacting the global climate. It is authored by attorneys from the firm’s climate change practice group.

Securities Litigation Blog

Dealing with securities-related matters, and authored by attorneys John Jordak and Susan Hurd of Alston & Bird.

The Arent Fox Advertising Law Blog, though not updated for some time, focuses on advertising law issues.

Benefits Biz Blog

Authored by Baker & Daniels’ benefits & executive compensation team, the Benefits Biz Blog covers financial matters.

Fair Use Blog

Blackwell Sanders LLP has four lawyers – Gary Pierson, Pete Salsich III, Geoffrey Gerber and Michael Kahn – operating the Fair Use Blog. In their posts, the attorneys deal with laws pertaining to first amendment and intellectual property issues.

Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog

Authored by Blank Rome attorney Brian Wm. Higgins, this blog offers IP news and case analysis.

Energy Legal Blog

The Energy Legal Blog is the work of six attorneys from Bracewell & Giuliani’s Energy Practice Group, providing analysis of energy news.

Mississippi Law Blog

A LexBlog product, authored by the attorneys from Bradley Arant and focusing on various legal issues impacting the Magnolia State.

CLASSIFIED: The Class Action Blog

The Class Action Blog is a project from the lawyers and attorneys at Carlton Fields law firm. Content revolves around class action litigation in the Southeastern United States.

In the (Red) Business Bankruptcy Blog

In The (Red) is a blog that covers business bankruptcy issues. It is operated by Robert Eisenbach, an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

Broadcast Law Blog

David Oxenford, David Silverman and Brendan Holland, three broadcast attorneys with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, operate the Broadcast Law Blog. The blog provides information on legal developments in the broadcast world.

Privacy and Security Law Blog

The Privacy & Security Law Blog, another Davis Wright Tremaine project, is updated by a range of lawyers with the firm’s privacy & security practice group. The blog deals with digital privacy issues.

Telecom Law Blog

Davis Wright Tremaine have also developed the Telecom Law Blog. Updated by eight of the firm’s telecommunications attorneys, it provides news on developments in telecommunications law.

Corporate Finance Law Blog

The Corporate Finance Law Blog – written by DWT attorney Joseph M. Wallin – focuses on various tax and finance issues.

Washington Construction Law Blog

The Washington Construction Law Blog is the fifth Davis Wright Tremaine blog on this list. Written by John Parnass and four other DWT lawyers, the blog provides news and commentary on construction developments.

American College of Environmental Lawyers

Not an official DWT but featuring the writings of one of their attorneys, this blog is a forum for members of the ACOEL (a professional association of environmental lawyers) interested in writing on environmental law.

Employer’s Law Blog

Day Pitney LLP have entered the blogosphere with their Employer’s Law Blog. Maintained by two editors – Wendy Johnson Lario and Kristine J. Feher – the blog focuses on New York/New Jersey labor law.

Drug and Device Law

The Drug and Device Law blog is a joint project between two lawyers: Jim Beck and Mark Herrmann. It provides commentary from the two attorneys about medical device product liability litigation. Beck is an attorney with Dechert LLP, while Herrmann works as a partner for Jones Day.

The 10b-5 Daily

Lyle Roberts is the blogger behind The 10b-5 Daily, a blog highlighting issues of securities class action litigation. Roberts is a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Dorf on Law

A law blog focusing on a range of legal issues, authored by Columbia professor – and special counsel to Dewey & LeBouef – Michael Dorf.

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Written by DLA Piper attorney R. David Donoghue, this blog provides coverage of intellectual property cases taking place in the Northern District of Illinois.

Quirky Questions

An employment law blog authored by Dorsey & Whitney attorney Roy Ginsburg, answering questions that real-world executives & HR professionals encounter on a daily basis.


Stephen Tupper, a private pilot and aviation attorney with Dykema Gossett, writes this blog, where he details both legal and personal elements of aviation.

The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP operates, The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog. It provides updates on insurance-related litigation.

Emerging Enterprise Center

The lawyers and attorneys at Foley Hoag LLP maintain the firm’s Emerging Enterprise Center blog. Content includes a range of information on business innovation issues.

Foley Hoag Blog

The second of the firm’s two blogs, focusing on a wide range of legal issues with which the firm’s attorneys are familiar.

Education Law

The Education Law blog is a new blog by Fox Rothschild LLP, focusing on changes within the educational profession. Attorney Karl Romberger, Jr. writes the blog entries.

Pennsylvania Family Law  

The Pennsylvania Family Law blog is written by Charles Meyer of Fox Rothschild. It provides updates and tips on family law issues in Pennsylvania.

Physician Law

Fox Rothschild has also developed the Physician Law blog. Written by attorney Todd Rodriguez, it deals with legal developments that impact physicians.

Tax Litigation

The Tax Litigation blog is another Fox Rothschild project. It is written by lawyer James Dawson, who highlights important tax cases.

Wage & Hour – Development & Highlights

Written by attorney Mark E. Tabakman, this Fox Rothschild blog updates readers with developments on wage & hour laws impacting small and large businesses alike.

HIPPA Health Law

This Fox Rothschild blog focuses on all-things related to health information, and is published by attorney Helen Oscislawski.

Pennsylvania Brownfields & Environmental Law

Writing about environmental developments in the Keystone State is attorney Joel Bolstein, who maintains this Fox Rothschild blog.

Employee Free Choice Act Blog

New Jersey attorney Brian Caufield of Fox Rothschild writes this blog, dealing with labor & employment issues related to the EFCA.

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

The Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog is written and published by Francis G.X. Pileggi. An attorney with Fox Rothschild, Francis provides summaries of court cases from throughout Delaware.

Patent Baristas

Patent Baristas is a blog related specifically to patent issues impacting the biotechnology/pharmaceutical worlds. It is written and published by “Editor-in-Chief Barista” Stephen Albainy-Jenei, a patent attorney at Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Business Connections

Frost Brown Todd’s global business blog, dealing with global business matters and maintained by the firm’s International Services practice group.

Employer Notes

A resource for employment law news and opinions, written by Frost Brown Todd’s labor & employment lawyers.

Banking Law

The fourth Frost Brown Todd blog, authored by the firm’s banking litigation attorneys. This project serves the financial services industry with news and commentary.

KM Space

Doug Cornelius writes his blog, KM Space, which provides commentary on legal technology. Doug is an associate with Goodwin Procter.

Real Estate Space

Another project by Goodwin Procter’s Doug Cornelius, Real Estate Space updates readers with news on real estate law.


Goodwin Procter’s David Hobbie uses this blog to update readers on litigation knowledge management issues.

Internet Cases

Evan Brown writes the content for Internet Cases, a blog highlighting internet/technology-related legal news. Evan is an attorney at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago.

Health Care Law Blog

Holland & Hart LLP operates the Health Care Law Blog, one of the firm’s three weblogs. Written by attorney Greg Piche, the blog deals with health care issues in the western U.S.

NASD, SEC and Regulatory Defense Blog

Holland & Hart attorney Michael MacPhail writes the content in the NASD, SEC and Regulatory Defense Blog. The blog deals with securities and regulatory defense issues.

Climate Change Law Blog

The third Holland & Hart blog, the Climate Change Law Blog is written by Jim Holtkamp, manager of the firm’s Environmental Compliance Group. Blog content deals with the challenges of climate change.

Immigration Law for Employers

Holland & Hart’s immigration law practice writes this blog, meant to inform employers of the ever-changing legal realm surrounding immigration law.

Reasonable Basis

Reasonable Basis, a Typepad-produced blog highlighting developments in false advertising and consumer protection law, is written by Thomas M. Hughes. Tom is a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP.

Daily Dose of IP

Patent attorney Mark Reichel operates his own blog, called the Daily Dose of IP. In his blog, Reichel – an attorney with Ice Miller LLP – provides constant updates on intellectual property law.

Japan Trade Mission

Ice Miller partner Melissa Proffitt Reese detailed her experiences on a late 2007 trade mission to Japan at this blog.

Agribusiness Blog

Detailing the 2008 Indiana agricultural trade mission to Mexico, this blog is updated by Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller.


HIPPA Blog is a healthcare-related Blogspot project written by Jeffrey P. Drummond, a partner with Jackson Walker.

Class Action Defense Blog

Michael Hassen of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmano LLP writes the Class Action Defense Blog. In it, he posts updates on class action lawsuits.

Hotel Law Blog

The second Jeffer Mangels law blog, the Hotel Law Blog – written by Jim Butler – provides hotel law updates from an experienced hotel lawyer.

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Jeffer Mangels’ newest blog, written by attorney Melvin N.A. Avanzado and dealing with the legal issues that have bearing on the entertainment world.

Sports Law Blog

The Sports Law Blog is a blog published at Blogspot written by Rick Karcher, Michael McCann, Geoffrey Rapp, Greg Skidmore and Howard Wasserman. The blog’s founder, Greg Skidmore, is an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis.

EFCA Updates

A blog regarding the Employee Free Choice Act, maintained by four authors from Kilpatrick Stockton’s various offices.

Electronic Discovery Law

K&L Gates operates the Electronic Discovery Law blog. Updated by the firm’s , the blog provides updates on news and legal developments related to e-discovery issues.

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel features attorneys from Littler Mendelson’s Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group blogging on employment related privacy issues.

Green Patent Blog

Written by San Diego attorney Eric Lane of Luce Forward, the Green Patent Blog covers the unique crossroads of intellectual property and green technology.

CAFA Law Blog

Authored by the lawyers & attorneys at McGlinchey Stafford, the CAFA Law Blog deals with issues related to the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Suits in the Workplace

Suits in the Workplace is a blog about employment law. It is written by Lou Michels and Rod Satterwhite, partners in the Labor & Employment group at McGuireWoods LLP.

RFID Law Blog

The RFID Law Blog is a blog started by McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Written mostly by Douglas Farry, chair of the firm’s RFID practice, the blog deals with the growing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

Open Source Law Blog

Long dormant, this blog from Morris Manning & Martin deals with the law surrounding open source software, and is authored by attorney Paul Arne.

Digestible Law

Digestible Law is a blog produced by the lawyers and attorneys at Perkins Coie Law Firm. The blog deals with Internet law issues.

More Soft Money Hard Law

A campaign finance law blog authored by Perkins Coie attorney Bob Bauer.

Nanotechnology Law Report

The Nanotechnology Law Report is a project of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. John Monica, Jr. and Michael Heintz write the entries, which focus on nanotechnology news and legal developments.

Federal Securities Law Blog

A blog from Porter Wright providing information on federal securities laws and updates, authored by the firm’s corporate finance & securities practice group.

Employer Law Report

Highlighting the legal issues impacting employers nationwide, the Employer Law Report is maintained by Porter Wright’s labor & employment practice area.

Export Law Blog

Authored by a trio of attorneys from Powell Goldstein – Clif Burns, Carolyn Lindsey and Illya Antonenko – this blog covers all things export law.

Privacy Law Blog

The eight attorneys from Proskauer Rose LLP’s Privacy and Data Security Practice maintain the Privacy Law Blog. It highlights a range of issues related to privacy law.

E-Discovery Bytes

A practical resource for issues in e-discovery, this blog – maintained by nine attorneys from Quarles & Brady – is the firm’s first venture into the blogosphere.

New Jersey Zoning Watch

New Jersey Zoning Watch is one of two blogs operated by Saul Ewing LLP. It deals with various zoning and land use legal developments in the Garden State, and is written by Matthew Schiller, Henry Kent-Smith, Philip Morin III and Jennifer Forrest.

Utility News

The second of Saul Ewing’s blogs, Utility News – edited by Saul Ewing associate Edward Lanza – focuses on various issues pertaining to public utility regulation.

Personal Wealth Law News

A blog authored by three attorneys from Saul Ewing (Robert Louis, Kathryn Crary & Ryan Gager), this site is geared at helping readers understand the process of wealth accumulation.

Legal Technology Blog

The Xerdict Group LLC, a subsidiary company of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, operates the Legal Technology Blog. Written by Kenneth Jones, the Blogspot blog focuses on legal technology trends.

Antitrust Law Blog

Gary Halling and Carlton Varner, lawyers with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Practice Group operate the Antitrust Law Blog. The blog provides updates on antitrust developments.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Blog

The 12 attorneys from Sheppard Mullin’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group maintain the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Blog. The blog deals with legal updates on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues.

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Sheppard Mullin also maintains the Corporate & Securities Law Blog, operated by various attorneys specializing in Securities & Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

ESOP Law Blog

The ESOP Law Blog, with a focus on laws related to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), is maintained by Laurence Goldberg and Lynn DuBois of Sheppard Mullin.

Fashion Apparel Law Blog

Robert Darwell of Sheppard Mullin maintains the Fashion & Apparel Law Blog, tackling legal developments in the fashion, apparel and textile industry.

FCC Law Blog

Sheppard Mullin also maintains the FCC Law Blog. The blog, updated by W. Kenneth Ferree and Erin Dozier of the firm’s FCC & Communications team, deals with issues related to FCC laws.

Financial Institution Law Blog

The Financial Institution Law Blog, operated by Sheppard Mullin, is maintained by six of the firm’s financial lawyers.

Intellectual Property Law Blog

The Intellectual Property Law Blog is another Sheppard Mullin project. Focusing on recent developments in IP law, it is updated by seven of the firm’s IP lawyers.

Labor and Employment Law Blog

The Labor & Employment Law Blog, also run by Sheppard Mullin, is updated by the firm’s labor and employment lawyers. The blog highlights various labor and employment developments.

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

In Sheppard Mullin’s Real Estate and Construction Law Blog, four of the firm’s real estate specialists blog about developments in the realm of real estate law.

Government Contracts Law Blog

A blog providing readers with updates on developments impacting government contracts, written by Sheppard Mullin’s government contracts practice.

Covering Your Ads

Maintained by attorneys from Sheppard Mullin’s advertising practice group, Covering Your Ads is a resource for laws surrounding the sports and entertainment world.

Skadden Insider

A gossip blog from two anonymous lawyers employed by Skadden Arps (who occupy the top spot on the AmLaw 200), this site offers news and gossip regarding goings-on at the firm.

Health Care Privacy Law Blog

A blog focusing on privacy & security issues pertaining to the health care idustry, written by Sonnenschein Nath attorney Reece Hirsch and published by Healthcare Informatics.

Food Liability Law Blog

Bringing Stoel Rives to the blogosphere, the Food Liability Law Blog – authored by Seattle lawyer Kenneth M. Odza – deals with emerging legal threats that could potentially impact the food industry.

LNG Law Blog

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP operate their own blog, the LNG Law Blog. It gives updates on liquefied natural gas (LNG) news.

Law and Insurance

David S. White maintains and operates his own Typepad blog, called Law and Insurance. The blog gives updates on insurance law developments. David is a senior counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP.

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment is a Typepad blog produced by Scott Deatherage. The blog, which deals with the various facets of environmental law, is one of two produced by Deatherage, who is a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP. 

The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle is the second Typepad blog of Scott Deatherage, focusing on carbon trading laws and policies.

A Legal Blog

A general firm blog from Wilmer Hale, geared at “saluting the worldwide humanitarian pro bono efforts” of the firm.

Silicon Valley Media Law Blog 

Cathy Kirkman, an attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, operates the Silicon Valley Media Law Blog. In her blog, Cathy provides updates on various technology and media-related legal issues.

Startup Company Lawyer Blog

The second of two blogs from Wilson Sonsini attorneys, this project – authored by Palo Alto lawyer Yokum Taku – answers legal and financial questions start up companies may be asking.

China Practice Blog

The first of 12 blogs by lawyers and attorneys at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm, China Mission provides insights into the company’s goal at improving Chinese/American business relationships. It is written by Guanming Fang.

Trade Secrets Blog

The Trade Secrets Blog, by Womble Carlyle’s Press Millen & Todd Sullivan, deals with trade secrets litigation in the southeastern United States.

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

The South Carolina Appellate Law Blog is written by Womble Carlyle attorney Bill Watkins. It focuses on rulings from various courts in South Carolina.

North Carolina Appellate Law Blog

The North Carolina Appellate Blog is another Womble Carlyle project. Maintained by three bloggers from the firm’s Raleigh Appellate Group – Burley Mitchell, Sean Andrussier and Sarah Buthe – the blog focuses on court decisions in North Carolina.

Commlaw – Mass Media

Maintained by the lawyers and attorneys from Womble Carlyle’s Telecommunications, Cable & Broadcast Group, the Commlaw-Mass Media blog focuses on the broadcast industry.

Commlaw Source

The Commlaw Source blog highlights legal developments related to the telecommunication industry. Content for the blog is written by Womble Carlyle’s Ross Buntrock and Michael Hazzard.

Construction Industry Blog

The Womble Carlyle Construction Industry Blog provides readers with updates on legal developments impacting the construction industry in America. It is written by the firm’s construction lawyers.

Antitrust and Distribution Law Blog

Another Womble Carlyle blog, the Antitrust and Distribution Law Blog deals with antitrust legal activity. Content is written by Jason Hicks.

Mixed Use Development

The Mixed use Development blog, dealing with mixed use real estate development law, is written by three of Womble Carlyle’s real estate attorneys: Pam Rothenberg, John Hagner and Lisa Ruddy.

Community Development and Affordable Housing Blog

The Community Development and Affordable Housing Blog is written by Womble Carlyle’s Peter Duffley and Tyler Mulligan.

Fair Labor Standards Act Law Blog

Focusing on impacts of and developments surrounding the Fair Labor Standards Act in the American Southeast, authored by Womble Carlyle’s FLSA team (Charlie Edwards, Kimberly Licata, John Pueschel, Richard Rainey and Sheri Robertson).

Unfair Business Practices Blog

Written by W. Mike Holm and Jim B. Kinsel of Womble Carlyle, this blog deals with business conspiracy and other unfair business practices in cases from Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia courts.

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